How to stop snoring: natural and shop bought remedies

Snoring can become a seriously annoying problem - especially if you’re sharing a bed. Luckily, there are things you can do to fix the problem.

Young couple in bed, woman annoyed at man snoring

by Ellie Hooper |

There is nothing worse than being woken up by a loud snorer, right?

Not only do you miss out on your own beauty sleep, but it could cause issues in your relationship. YIKES!

Before it gets that bad, you need to talk to your partner about their snoring (or yours). Then, think about what you can do to fix it. First off, there are several natural ways that you can try to stop or ease up the snoring.

Luckily for you, we've pulled together everything you need to know, so you don't have to search the entire length of the internet to find it.

How to stop snoring:

1. Change your sleeping position

Lying on your back can make the base of your tongue and soft palate collapse to the wall of your throat, causing a vibrating sound - AKA snoring. To alleviate this, try sleeping on your side. Keeping your head elevated can also help the problem - though this can cause neck pain so is often not suitable.

2. Quit the bad stuff

Cutting out smoking and drinking not only improves your general health, but it can also help with your snoring. Even if you can’t cut out the booze completely, you should try not to drink for four hours before you hit the hay.

3. Keep nasal passages clear

If you suffer from allergies or are full of a cold, your nasal passages will be congested and this could contribute to snoring. Try having a hot shower before bed, or steaming your face to open things up and help you breathe more easily.

If none of this works, it might be worth investing in a shop bought remedy, which come in many different forms:

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4. Anti snoring ring

Placed on the little finger - this device is meant to use pressure points to stop the person snoring. We actually tried this and reports from the partner camp was that it did cut down snoring to simply ‘heavy breathing’ - which is a lot better, no?

5. Nasal strips

The aim of nasal strips is to pull the nostrils apart from the outside, making it easier to breathe through them. You may find this useful if you think the source of your snoring is coming from your nose.

6. Throat strips

Applied to the roof of the mouth, these throat strips work by toning and lubricating the soft tissue in your throat to prevent snoring. We didn’t have much luck with this type of remedy - but everybody is different.

7. Mouth pieces

Mouth pieces that look a lot like retainers can be used to keep the jaw forward during sleep, making sure the airway remains open.

8. Throat & Nasal sprays

These work by easing the flow of breath, while also working to stop the soft pallet vibrations that can cause snoring.

Do you have a snore remedy you’d like to share? (Even if it is sleeping with ear plugs because you-know-who won’t shut up). Let us know via @CloserOnline****.

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